Sung Joon considers JTBC’s Madam Antoine
So Sung Joon (High Society) is up to join Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) in the upcoming JTBC drama Madam Antoine, which strikes me as… an interesting pairing. Maybe I mean odd. Maybe even a little mismatched?
The drama is the medical-rom-com series about clinical psychologists that comes from the PD of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and Que Sera Sera and the writer of Mi-rae’s Choice and The King 2 Hearts. I see why the casting went for Sung Joon in that he has a connection to PD Kim Yoon-chul, who directed him in JTBC’s well-received Can We Marry, though I’m still trying to figure out how the pairing would work.
I do like both actors separately, but they each have such different styles. Han Ye-seul’s best in those over-the-top bold characters who maybe don’t exist in reality, like a heroine out of an old-school screwball comedy. I really enjoyed her in Birth of a Beauty, even when the drama started to tank; she and Joo Sang-wook suited each other well in the farcical madcap scenes, and I was sad when that tone faded into angst.
Sung Joon, on the other hand, does well playing the straight man, less broad and more realistic; he’s played a lot of sweet boyfriends (Discovery of Romance, I Need Romance 3), though he’ll forever have my heart as the broody rocker simmering with teenage rage in Shut Up: Flower Boy Band. I’m really curious to see how they’d suit, IF they’d suit. On the upside, if he’s playing a shrink in this drama, he has experience in that role. On the downside, maybe we don’t want his shrink to be a psycho this time?
For now, we have no word on their characters or the plot, other than that it’s a romantic comedy about psychologists and healing pain. Madam Antoine is set to follow D-Day on weekends in November.
Via My Daily
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